Area Sports

Father/Son team win tournament

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Battling high water and muddy water conditions, the Magnolia Crappie Club had its annual club tournament and Big Mama Open Saturday at Grenada Lake. A total of 67 teams took part in the seven-hour event. Seven of the competing teams caught the seven limit fish. The competing teams caught a…

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GHS tennis opens with victories

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Grenada High School tennis team is in full action playing matches around wet conditions. They opened with a 7-0 win over Cleveland Central. Against Tupelo, GHS was on the short end of a 6-1 decision. Tuesday, the Chargers had an easy 7-0 win over South Panola. Against the Tigers,…

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Two-out hits help Kirk get win

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor One of the most important areas that coaches stress is getting two out hits to either keep an inning alive or score runs. The Kirk Academy Raiders were able to do that in their season opener at Raider Field against Bruce High School. Kirk scored six of its seven runs…

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City asks planning board to limit vendor locations

By REGGIE ROSS Staff Writer One local business owner wants something done about transient vendors setting up for business directly in front of his store. Lee Boone, owner of Mid-South Produce Company on Sunset Drive, spoke with the Grenada City Council Monday to discuss the problems he is having with vendors taking away his customers.…

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Raiders squeeze past Oak Hill

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Defense, defense, defense. It’s something that coaches stress to their players each day. That defense was on display Tuesday as the Kirk Raiders hosted Oak Hill. Kirk led the low-scoring contesr 12-9 at halftime. They were able to increase the lead to as many as seven points during the second…

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GHS soccer drops pair to Lafayette

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor It was a tough night on the soccer field for the Grenada Chargers and Lady Chargers. GHS traveled to Oxford for its second division match of the season. In the opener, Lafayette led 3-0 at halftime and won a 4-1 decision. The Commodores made it a sweep with a 5-4…

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Raiders open league play 2-0

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The second half of the season began Thursday for the Kirk Raiders and Raiderettes. They journeyed to Clarksdale to face Lee Academy in their second district contest of the season. The Raiders were looking to improve to 2-0 in the district with a win over the Colts. Kirk jumped to…

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Youth basketball opens

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The 2018-19 youth basketball season, sponsored by Grenada Parks and Recreation, opened recently. Games are played at the Grenada Middle School gym. As of presstime Friday, no games were reported for Dec. 15 Dec. 8 11-12  boys One of the most competitive games on this day took place in the…

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GHS soccer sweeps Olive Branch

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor The Grenada High School soccer teams have made tremendous strides over the past several seasons. They have fielded highly-competitive teams, that have advanced to the postseason several times. Tuesday, the teams hosted 5A rival Olive Branch at Charger Stadium. Kelby Surrell’s boys continued their hot start to the season with…

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Local youth enjoys training dogs for hunts

By CHUCK HATHCOCK Sports Editor Kirk Academy eighth grader Codi Beth Lee has a hobby that not many girls her age enjoy doing. For the past seven years, Lee has been part of various fox hunts and bench shows. Lee recently had a seventh place finish in the bench show for the National Foxhunters Association…

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